DEBBYS WOMP WORLD
Buena Park Raceway
Debby's Womp World
Amendments to Stock Rules
1. In addition to the Parma Death Star motor we will make legal the Proslot - PS-2002 motor.
2. We will allow bracing of the Parma steel womp chassis in the following way: a peice of .062 piano wire can be soldered along the upright at each corner. This peice of piano wire can be no longer than 1 5/8".
3. In addition to the Parma Womp cone shapped front wheels or the legend wide front wheels you my also use the BPR Womp Fronts for your front wheels.
4. We will change the minmum cleareance at the back to chassis to .050 the former cleareance was .062.
5. We will allow the motor to be soldered to the motor bracket replacing stripped screws. Solder only to the chassis bracket. No soldering on the sides of the motor.
We had a good turnout this week for our Friday night Womp race with 10 guys consisting of 3 newcomers; Rj, Adrian, and Walt, welcome to family. The “B” main got underway and Giddeon got off to an early lead with Walt just 4 laps back. Giddeon has been racing with us for quite some time now and his experience showed as the 2nd heat came to an end and he was already up to a 13 lap lead. To the new guys I say don’t get discouraged as we all had to start somewhere. This along with any other hobby or sport requires practice and dedication. Its one of those things that if you don’t practice, you can’t expect to come out and do well, just give it time and things will start falling into place. The guys said they had a fun time and I certainly hope they keep coming back. In the end, Giddeon brought home the win as he finished with a total of 305 laps. Walt finished in 2nd with 267 laps and R.J had 241 with Adrian bringing up the rear with 228 laps. Things will get easier guys I promise.
Moving on to the “A” main which consisted of 6 guys. The first heat got underway and out of the 6 it was Jim who came away with the lead early as he had 46 laps with Paul just 1 lap back in 2nd. Jim was able to follow it up with another 46 laps on orange and was now up to a 3 lap lead over Paul. Jim’s car was flying as he had another 46 laps in the following heat over on white now giving him a 5 lap lead. Steve had control of 3rd place going into the 4th heat but he had the black lane to deal with and came away with 38 laps which wasn’t enough to remain in 3rd and Craig took over. Come the end of the 5th heat we had a 3-way tie for 3rd place between; Craig, Steve, and Mel Moon at 206 laps. It was during the 6th heat that Mel would take over 3rd place as he had 46 laps on white. Jim built up a comfortable lead on Paul and the rest of the field and when the 8th and final heat came to an end he finished 15 laps ahead of Paul with a grand-total of 369 laps. So the final for the “A” main played out like this; Jim, Paul, Mel, Craig, Steve, and Tim B. We hope to see you all again next week.
We had just 8 racers make it out for our Friday night Womp racing, consisting of just 4 racers in the “B” and another 4 racers in the “A” main. We'll begin with the “B” main where this week we had Paul F take the opening heat with 39 laps on orange giving him a 4 lap lead on Steve L. In the following heat, Paul was able to gain a couple more laps and then a few more and come the halfway point he was up to a 16 lap lead on Steve. Paul would get up to a 17 lap lead by the end of the 5th, that's when Steve was able to gain a few laps back. Come the end of the 7th heat, Paul was down to a 10 lap lead. Steve didn't have enough time to catch Paul in the final heat so Paul was able to come away with the win as he finished 11 laps ahead at 310 laps. So the final for the “B” main looked like this; Paul, Steve, Giddeon, and Dustin.
Moving on to the “A” main where this week Mel was able to come away with the lead at the end of the first as he began his night with 41 laps leaving Jim just 2 laps back. Mel was able to remain 2 laps ahead during the 2nd but when the 3rd came to an end he had a 4 lap lead over Scott who just moved into 2nd place. It was during the 4th heat that Mel was able to gain another 4 laps and now had a solid 8 lap lead at the halfway point. Jim was able to regain control of 2nd place during the 5th heat and come the end of the 6th Jim was within 3 laps of Mel. Jim would gain another lap on Mel during the 7th and was now within just 2 laps of the lead. In the end, Mel was able to hold off Jim and the rest of the field as he came away with the win as he finished with 323 laps, just 2 ahead of Jim. So when it was all said and done, here's how the final played out; Mel, Jim, Scott, and Tim B. Thank you to everyone who came out this week and we will see you all next week.
We had 9 racers for the last race of 2017 and we got to welcome back Stu who hasn’t been with us for quite some time. Due to a printer malfunction there is no records of the “B” race other than a picture that was taken of the final screen. The B’s consisted of; Steve, Paul, Matthew, Kyle, and lil Red. It was obvious from the get go that the race was between Steve and Paul although Matthew did hang close for the first half. The really close race was between Lil Red and Kyle neither of which could adjust to the flat track. Steve led most of the early heats and built u a lead over Paul and Matt while he was running the short lanes. When Paul got to the good lanes he really started to go as he had learned the track while running the longer lanes. In the last heats Steve was really bleeding laps while he ran the tough lanes with an ill handling car. An unknown problem that we will solve before next week. Matt was losing a couple laps a heat but was not in danger of losing third to either Kyle or Lil Red. So It was Paul, who will rejoin the A’s next week, Steve, Matt, Kyle and Lil Red. Before the A’s got started Kyle went up and gave the printer a swift kick and it didn’t give us any more trouble. When the race began Tim Ballmer jumped out to a slight lead over; Jim, Stu, and Mel. He held that lead until he came off and Jim took over and led the rest of the night. Sounds like it was easy but it was far from it. Jim only finished the first heat a few feet in front of Tim. Jim pulled out a lap on Tim and Stu during the second heat. Then Jim did 37 and 38 on purple and black to give him an 8 lap lead but the happy days were over. From now on It was going to be the Stu show as he would spend the rest of the night on lanes that favored him over Jim. Also Tim’s last 3 heats would be purple, black, and yellow while Jim and Stu were further into the bad lands. So Jim had an 8 lap lead but lost 2 of them when Stu was on black. Then came Jim’s luckiest heat. Stu was on yellow and Jim was on orange but he didn’t lose any to Stu however both of them lost 1 to Tim who was now only 3 back of Stu. So now Jim had 6 laps over Stu who would have to close fast, fast is just what Stu did. In heat 7 he made up 4 of the 6 laps closing to within 2. Tim however faded and just couldn’t make a late run. So the last heat started with Jim on red, the slowest lane, and only a 2 lap lead over Stu who was right next door to white. Just after the heat started Stu had the lead down to 1 lap but then he fell off. Then he fell off again and Jim had picked up his pace a little from when he was on white. Everyone including Jim were waiting for Stu to make up the distance and then it was over. Jim had held him off, even made up a lap so Jim won by 3 over Stu who had 8 on Tim who had 6 on Mel who just didn’t have a very good night. Next week we will be using the same cars back on the Kingleman.
December 22, 2017
The last Womp race of the 2017. People called and asked about it and said they were coming. However, when it came time to race we had eight racers and only six of them felt like racing. First we would like to thank Ken Dylke for race directing and second we would like to welcome back Steve Leibrecht who left us for a short while. Now for the race. Since we only had six racers, what could we do? Let us choose teams and go have some fun that way. Paul, Mel and Jim chose a partner by drawing names out of a cookie jar. Paul picked Scott, a strong team. Mel picked Tim and even stronger team the way Tim has been running lately. Jim got Steve for his partner. Once again, it seems like Jim got the short straw. Now for the format. We decided that we would just run a regular race and add the lap totals together. What a strong start. Mel and Jim had 41, Scott and Paul had 40. Heat 2 saw the performance fall of considerably. Jim had a 38 leading the heat, Tim really had tough times turning only 32. Tim continued to have troubles and burning up 2 motors in the process. I don’t remember the last time a womp motor went up in smoke, the track seemed a bit slow this night also. In the 4th heat Mel had a tough time turning only 33 laps. It wasn’t until the 6th heat that anyone turned 40 laps in a heat and it was Mel on orange. Then you had to wait until the ninth heat for someone to hit 40 laps again, it was Jim on yellow. While other were going up and down, Jim’s buddy Steve was turning between 35 and 38 every heat building up those laps. So now its time to add up the laps, Mel had the most by 1 over Jim, but Tim’s troubles took them out of the picture. So now we came to adding up up the other 2 teams, they were tied. So where are the cars? Jim is about 6 feet behind Scott but Steve is about 16 feet ahead of Paul giving Jim and Steve a 10 foot win. It was a fun night for all and I wish a few more people would come and see how much fun we have. Friday night is a good night to race slotcars. Next week it will be toothbrush motored 1/32’s on the flat track.